Tag: Protestantism

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    Mainstream Protestantism has declined sharply in the US, but the big speeches of our political leaders still routinely echo the Protestant history of the nation. More

    January 26, 2011 | Comments

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    Part five of a five-part series: Concluding RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY’s five-part series “Exploring Religious America,” Bob Abernethy speaks with experts John Green, Robert Franklin, and Peter Steinfels about the findings of the survey. Topics include scandal in the Catholic church, spirituality versus tradition, America’s increasing religious diversity, and whether true interfaith understanding is possible. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Kim Lawton’s interview with Robert Franklin on American Protestantism and culture. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Nancy Ammerman on American Protestantism. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Jeff Sheler’s interview with Emory University religion professor Gary Laderman. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with sociologist Alan Wolfe exploring religion in America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Americans are tolerant when it comes to other religions; they are not threatened by other religions; and yet they don’t know much about them. These are the main findings of R&E’s national telephone survey of 2,002 adults in the United States. More

    April 16, 2002 | Comments

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    Part two of a five-part series exploring religious America: Today, just over half of all Americans are Protestants, worshipping in 300,000 congregations, in many hundreds of denominations — and, often, apart from any denomination. Part two reports on the experiences of being a mainline Protestant, an evangelical, and part of the black Church. More

    March 3, 2002 | Comments